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Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma

Dutch artist and designer
Christien Meindertsma
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Intro Dutch artist and designer
Is Artist
From Netherlands
Type Arts
Gender female
Birth 1980, Utrecht, Netherlands
Age 40 years
Education
Design Academy Eindhoven
Notable Works
PIG 05049  
Awards
Dutch Design Awards  
Charlotte Köhler Prize 2010
The details

Biography

Christien Meindertsma (born 1980) is a Dutch artist and designer.

Personal life and education

Christien Meindertsma was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands. She attended Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated in 2003. She trained under Hella Jongerius. She lives and works in Rotterdam.

Work

Meindertsma's work often examines the use of raw material. Her first major work was Checked Baggage, which is a book. The book has photographs of 3,267 items that were collected from airline passengers at the security checkpoints at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Her next book, PIG 05049, is about how many ways one pig can be used by people in manufacturing. PIG 05049 is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She has created art for The Nature Conservancy. In 2010, Meindertsma presented a TED Talk about the book. She has designed lamps out of flax and has done projects for Droog. She has also designed sweaters. Each sweater uses wool from one specific Dutch sheep. In 2012 she was artist in residence at the Textielmuseum Tilburg. She has also partnered with Thomas Eyck.

She has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Aside from the Museum of Modern Art, her work is also held in the collections of the Zuiderzee Museum and the Fries Museum.

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https://christienmeindertsma.com/Info
http://www.dwell.com/interviews/article/christien-meindertsma-act-local
http://www.ted.com/speakers/christien_meindertsma.html
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http://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl/en/464/purchases/oak-inside-bij-christien-meindertsma/?id=2123
http://www.christienmeindertsma.com/
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https://www.ted.com/speakers/christien_meindertsma
http://isni.org/isni/0000000114512603
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2011021375
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/artist/29534/
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